Janet Fay (1939 - 1942)
Surnames: Hoffman, Weller, Schmiechen, Manecke, Schnelle, Gust, Viegut, Hagen, Johnson, Eake, Anderson, Colvert, Keck, Hattlestad
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/02/1942
Hoffman, Janet Fay (19 Feb. 1939 - 24 Mar. 1942)
Funeral services of Janet Fay Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffman of Frankville, Iowa, and grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Weller, who died at Frankville Tuesday, March 24th, were held Saturday afternoon at the First Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. S. A. Schmiechen officiating, and internment was made in the Colby, Wisconsin, cemetery. Pall bearers were Junior Gust, Richard Viegut, Henry Manecke and Norman Schnelle. The flower girls were Joyce Gust, Ruth Manecke, Carla Manecke and Darlene Viegut.
Janet was born Feb. 19, 1939, in Franksville, Iowa, and lived with her parents and sister in the rooms above a cheese factory. While her mother went down stairs to get a pail of water, Janet climbed on a chair near the gas stove with the intention of also doing some cooking and her clothing caught on fire. She was badly burned but death was caused by inhaling gas fumes. Surviving are her parents, a younger sister and her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weller of Colby, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hoffman of Stratford.
Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gust and children, Joyce and Junior, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Manecke and children, Ruth, Carla and Henry, Mrs. Wm. Hagen, great grand mother of Janet, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hoffman and children, Arnold, Leonora and Lorraine, all of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Viegut and children, Robert, Darlene, Richard, Lucille, David and Dorothy, of Edgar. Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson of Abbotsford, Wis., Miss Linda Hoffman of Unity, Miss Mabel Hoffman and Earl Eake of Neenah, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoffman of Cornell, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoffman and children, Sharon and Neil, of Wabeno, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Anderson and Mrs. Charles Colvert of Chicago, Hilda Weller of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Keck of Decorah, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hattlestad of Postville, Iowa.
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